CATEGORY: FOC College Football
HED:Win helps Rebs crack top 25
by Todd Vinyard
Ole Miss got some of the respect it was looking for after a 36-21 upset of then eighth-ranked LSU Saturday.
The Rebels, now 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the SEC, are ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press poll, but were not ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25. The Associated Press poll is voted on by a panel of media members while the USA Today/ESPN poll is selected by college coaches.
It is the first ranking for Ole Miss since 1992. LSU dropped to 17th in the AP poll and 15th in the other.
After the win at LSU, Tommy Tuberville said he hoped his team would get some recognition around the country.
Sunday the Rebel head football coach was pleased to hear about breaking into the Top 25.
“I am really proud of our guys,” Tuberville said. “They worked so hard and to come so close and then finally make it. It is truly amazing to be ranked in the Top 25 after losing the amount of scholarships we did during probation.”
Ole Miss watched the game film of LSU Sunday and then got to work on Alabama.
“We told the team you never stay the same, you either go up or down, and we have to get back to work,” Tuberville said.
Game time for Saturday’s Alabama-Ole Miss game in Oxford has been moved to 11:30 a.m. and will be shown on Jefferson-Pilot (WCBI-Columbus), according to the Ole Miss sports information department.
– Todd Vinyard